I received a new bird photography item this weekend. Previously I have a one man chair blind, but after leaving it outdoors all of last summer, it basically collapsed. This time I ordered something a little larger, the Ameristep Brickhouse Blind, or as Leecy likes to call it, my outdoor man cave.
I plan on using it around the backyard and near the disappearing bird stream to take pictures of birds.
I haven’t used it a whole lot yet so I can’t offer a detailed review, but I can offer some general impressions. It’s much, much cooler (temperature-wise) than the one man chair blind. It has really nice circulation and lots of open windows. The birds don’t seem to notice it at all, some even landing on top of it. About the only criticism I can say about it is that it is not easy to fold up if you plan on taking it anywhere.
Of course when the dogs are in the backyard, especially Sascha (German Shepherd), they have to join me.